SGU Episode 270

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SGU Episode 270
September 15th 2010
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SGU 269 SGU 271
Skeptical Rogues
S: Steven Novella
R: Rebecca Watson
B: Bob Novella
J: Jay Novella
E: Evan Bernstein


Quote of the Week
Before we work on artificial intelligence why don't we do something about natural stupidity?
Steve Polyak
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Introduction[edit]

You're listening to the Skeptics' Guide to the Universe, your escape to reality.

News Items ()[edit]

Modern Geocentrism ()[edit]

Irish Minister of Science Backs Pseudoscience ()[edit]

Robot Skin ()[edit]

No Link between Thimerosal and Autism ()[edit]

Canadian Government Muzzles Scientists ()[edit]

Crop Circle Sting ()[edit]

Who's That Noisy ()[edit]

  • Answer to last week: laughing hyenas

Interview with Ben Radford, Joe Nickell and Karen Stollznow ()[edit]

Science or Fiction ()[edit]

Item #1: After studying material, self-testing is more effective at enhancing learning than repeated studying. Item #2: It is best to study in a consistent and uncluttered environment. Item #3: A recent review concludes that there is no evidence to support the notion that different people benefit from different learning styles, such as visual vs auditory. Item #4: It is better to study a topic spaced out and mixed with other topics, than all at once.

Quote of the Week ()[edit]

Before we work on artificial intelligence why don't we do something about natural stupidity? -- Steve Polyak

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